What is Professional Organizing?

Here are some questions frequently asked by those seeking an organizer of considering becoming one. We invite you to contact us with any further questions you may have.

Each question is linked to the question/answer below.

  1. What is a Professional Organizer?
  2. Why hire a Professional Organizer?
  3. How do I know I need a Professional Organizer?
  4. What steps should I take to find a Professional Organizer?
  5. What costs are involved?
  6. How long does it take to get organized?
  7. Does the Organizer do the work or does she/he tell me how to do it?
  8. I am a very private person. Will my sessions with an Organizer be confidential?
  9. Will an Organizer make me throw way all my “stuff”?
  10. I’ve always been disorganized. Is there really hope for me?
  11. If I become disorganized again, can I contact TPRO?
  12. What are some of the most common reasons people contact TPRO?
  1. What is a Professional Organizer?

A Professional Organizer provides information, products, assistance, and systems to help people get organized in their homes and offices. TPRO’s goal is to guide and educate clients about basic principles of organizing by offering support, focus, and direction. Professional Organizers have the experience and resources to help you get organized and stay that way.

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  1. Why hire a Professional Organizer?

People hire personal trainers, life coaches, and image consultants to help them achieve their goals. Hiring a Professional Organizer is very similar. We help you achieve more productivity, reduce stress, and create a new-found freedom and sense of being in control.

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  1. How do I know I need a Professional Organizer?

    A few key signs you may need a Professional Organizer:

    • You feel like there are not enough hours in the day to complete tasks.
    • You want to save money by becoming more productive.
    • Whenever you organize on your own, you get distracted and end up with piles all over the place.
    • The garage is so full of “stuff” you can’t park the car in it.
    • You have boxes you have not looked at since two moves ago.

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  1. What steps should I take to find a Professional Organizer?
    • If you have a specific need, go to Find Help to review the Organizers who specialize in the area.
    • Choose at least three Organizers to interview.
    • Determine who will be the best for you and your situation.
    • Ask trusted friends, family, and neighbors for a referral if they have used a Professional Organizer in the past.

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  1. What costs are involved?

Fees may be based on an hourly, daily or project rate, as well as the experience of the Organizer you are contacting, the type of organizing service(s) you need, and your geographic location. Each organizer sets her own fee as each organizing company is individually owned. Additional costs may include purchasing new organizing products.

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  1. How long does it take to get organized?

The amount of time it takes to get organized depends on many things—the size of the space, how much is in the space, how sentimental you are, and how quickly you feel comfortable making decisions. Your Organizer may be able to give you more specific time estimates once you start working together.

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  1. Does the Organizer do the work or does she/he tell me how to do it?

This is a personal decision based on your needs and budget. While some clients prefer working alongside their Organizers, others just need direction and an action plan to get them going.

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  1. I am a very private person. Will my sessions with an Organizer be confidential?

Organizers are aware of the high level of trust placed in them by their clients. They should never do or say anything to breach that trust. Integrity, honesty, and confidentiality are guiding principles of TPRO.

  1. Will an Organizer make me throw way all my “stuff”?

An Organizer will ask questions and make observations and suggestions to help you decide what is or is not important to you. Ultimately, you, the client, are the final decision-maker.

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  1. I’ve always been disorganized. Is there really hope for me?

Most people can make progress developing their organizational skills. The keys to achieving your goals are finding an Organizer you trust and enjoy working with, committing to getting organized, and resolving to change your habits.

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  1. If I become disorganized again, can I contact TPRO?

You can always contact us for assistance! At each visit, we will present you with techniques which will assist you in maintaining order. However, if you ever feel that you need a booster session or are simply falling behind, we will be happy to help. Many clients schedule monthly, quarterly, or annual maintenance sessions to assist them in maintaining their desired level of organization.

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  1. What are some of the most common reasons people contact TPRO?
    • Office has gotten too cluttered to be productive
    • Files are a mess, can’t find paperwork quickly
    • Packing to move
    • Unpacking and moving in
    • Combining households
    • Downsizing
    • Desire to stop paying for expensive storage units
    • Help with cleaning out the garage so the car can be parked in it
    • The need to convert a space from junk room back to guest room for an upcoming visit
    • Children’s rooms are out of control
    • Kitchen is not functioning well
    • Wanting a Feng Shui consultation
    • Help with de-cluttering the home before putting it up for sale
    • Staging a home with Feng Shui for a quick sell

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For help with your organizing needs, locate an Organizer today!